All about fixing damaged zip files Mac.

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Hello friends,

All about fixing damaged zip files mac.

Our company is using windows XP operating system before in our computer but now we all switch to mac Os.

Our head decided to switch to mac operating system.

Now I am still on the process of exploring the features and don’t know the compatible software for fixing damaged zip files.

Thanks and Regards,

Isabella Barry.

Answered By 0 points N/A #180037

All about fixing damaged zip files Mac.


Hi there,

I have read the issue about your problem. It maybe possible to recovery some files using unzip in terminal.

1. Copy your damaged zip file, this copy files for the testing to get your files.

2.  Put your copy files to home directory (macintosh hard drive:<your username>)

3.  Rename it. It's up to you then. ""

4. Open terminal and then type unzip -v to check what's your problem. if it says 'unexpected end of file', This beyond repair.

5. type unzip -l . It will show list the files in the zip. If you see several files, you can extract it one by one use this function, type unzip filesyousee.jpg . The file name must matching with the file you see. If the name file you see use spacing, you must adding a quotation marks. For the example, I see file with name Stick Together.jpg, you must type "Stick together.jpg".

Hope this help you. 

Answered By 590495 points N/A #327690

All about fixing damaged zip files Mac.


If a ZIP file is corrupt, it will not open and you will not be able to access the contents. On Windows, there is a way of fixing a damaged ZIP file by repairing it with WinRAR. Unfortunately, the Mac version of WinRAR is a command line only application. As a workaround, use CrossOver to install and run WinRAR on your Mac.

Visit the CrossOver Home page and download. Check the system requirements before installing. When an archive is damaged or corrupt, there is a very slim chance of fixing it with WinRAR. WinRAR has a “Repair” feature that you can use to repair broken archives. The repair is not always a success but the hope is there on fixing the file.

If you have a broken archive, use the “Repair” tool in WinRAR to fix the archive. When repairing, make sure to select the correct archive format like if the corrupt archive is a ZIP file, select “ZIP” as the archive pattern or reference. See if this works.

If you managed to fix the ZIP file and unpack the files, make sure to check every file for correctness because, most of the time, the file you will be unpacking is still damaged. If you don’t have WinRAR, download the latest from the WinRAR Download page.

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